Prokhod-1 was created by the Russian machine building company Uralvagonzavod and is based on a BMR-3M Vepr armored demining vehicle, according to the newspaper.
Unlike the BMR-3M, however, the robotic system is equipped with a new TMT-C trawl, capable of destroying various kinds of mines, including radio-controlled high explosive bombs.
The original BMR-3M uses the chassis of a T-90 tank, and has a 1,000-horsepower engine and enhanced mine protection.
The BMR has a crew of three; the vehicle's front hull and deckhouse are covered with dynamic protection containers. It can carry three sappers, is armed with a 12.7-mm machine gun and eight rocket launchers for smoke-screens.
As far as the Prohod-1 is concerned, it is remotely operated from a mobile command post in a KAMAZ truck, with communication between the operator and the vehicle protected from interference and electronic warfare.
Prokhod-1 is also capable of operating automatically to move along a given route, Rossiyskaya Gazeta said, adding that a slight tremor of the vehicle is seen after an explosion of an anti-tank mine under the Prokhod-1's trawl.
In late March, media reports said that another Russian de-mining robotic complex, Uran-6, will be used in the Syrian city of Palmyra to clear up hidden explosive devices left by Daesh, after the historical site was recaptured from the terrorists.